Rivers State governor, Siminalayi Fubara has stressed the need to for his critics to exercise caution in the nature of their politicking to avoid scaring investors away.
Governor Fubara stated this on Tuesday when he embarked on an inspection tour to assess the extent of work carried out at the ongoing 6.5km Woji-Aleto-Alesa-Refinery link Road project, in the state.
He said investors are expected to boost the economic prosperity of the State hence the need for citizens to be patriotic and shun political activities that would chase away investors.
“Whatever we are doing, whoever is sponsoring whatever, they are not doing it to the person of Fubara, they are using it to run down the State.
“I feel that it shouldn’t always be bad news to project of the State. People should see the good part of our State and promote the image of our State.
“Economically, no sound and serious investor will hear all these stories and feel comfortable coming here to invest. So, we will try our best to continue to project the good side of our State.”
On the project, Governor Fubara observed that the contractor, Raffoul Nigeria Limited had increased the pace of work and achieved commendable milestone with the promise of delivering it within the next three months.
“We were here about two months ago to follow up on the commitment of the company, Raffoul Construction and we decided to visit again today to see what they have been able to do and I can say that we are really impressed.
“You know, the most critical part of the project is the bridge. If you have a video of what we saw then compared to what we already have on ground now, it shows they’re really doing everything to make sure that the project is completed within the time.
“They have promised that it will be delivered in the next three months and I believe so. For us, we will continue to do our best for our dear State. We were elected into office to deliver service.
“I believe that doing what you’re elected for, is not something strange, it is carrying out your duty. It is our duty to work for our people and we will continue to do that.”